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Nickname panbient
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Description old school cranky pants gamer guy
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Signed On Mar 18, 2011, 00:28
Total Comments 393 (Amateur)
User ID 56226
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen FPS Health Detailed
11. Re: Star Citizen FPS Health Detailed Nov 23, 2014, 13:50 panbient
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 23, 2014, 11:04:
Make the SPACE COMBAT SIMULATOR first, THEN make the fucking FPS module.

I misread that as a Space COWBOY simulator and got hyped for a gangster of love module. Now I'm sad again.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Goes "Gamma"
15. Re: Elite: Dangerous Goes Nov 23, 2014, 13:47 panbient
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 23, 2014, 12:10:
"They've gone to plaid!"

So... no update until next Tuesday?
 
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News Comments > Goat Simulator MMO Update Released
8. Re: Goat Simulator MMO Update Released Nov 22, 2014, 10:35 panbient
 
Is that 2nd class a typo or is a legit 'Rouge' class? I'm assuming the special power would be blushing or applying makeup - lipstick on a pig / mascara on a goat etc.  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Blood Sport- The Ultimate in Immersive Gaming by Brand & Grotesque — Kickstarter Nov 20, 2014, 16:52 panbient
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 15:22:
Blood Sport... the day everybody realized Kickstarter had finally jumped the shark.

While donating blood is good, this sort of device will only lead to some horrible mishap, either via somebody getting a blood borne disease via unclean needles, or some idiot passing out from blood loss, etc.

I'm sure they would have it regulated to not remove more than would normally be drawn from donating blood in the first place. Same as maintaining clean equipment and would likely be administered by a nurse.

It doesn't seem like something intended for private use since they mention taking it on tour to gaming events and maintaining a professional staff (like a nurse) in their Goal section.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
100. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 15:59 panbient
 
I think the bigger issue here is that a lot of gamers chose to think with their hearts instead of their heads and wanted to believe that the removal of corporate suits would result in some kind of gaming utopia.

Especially when a lot of these high minded (and likely very well intended) nostalgia projects came to light. People can scream fraud all they want, but how many reacted with SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY! at initial announcements? When something looks too good to be true after all...

I don't know what stings more, realizing that the suits weren't necessarily all bad, or that the developers aren't really any better at delivering than the publishers.
 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: GTA 5 PC's expanded soundtrack revealed… Nov 18, 2014, 11:59 panbient
 
nin wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 10:36:
panbient wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 10:32:
jimnms wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 09:48:
It will just be unexpanded in a few years when they lose the license to the music and rip it out of your digital copy.

One of the few advantages of getting it on a console. They can't tear away what's on a disc.

I was going to post something similar, but on second thought, they could always just release a patch basically says "ignore these tracks", so that they're skipped.

I suppose that's true, then again I'm still a generation behind and still not eager to upgrade.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: GTA 5 PC's expanded soundtrack revealed… Nov 18, 2014, 10:32 panbient
 
jimnms wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 09:48:
It will just be unexpanded in a few years when they lose the license to the music and rip it out of your digital copy.

One of the few advantages of getting it on a console. They can't tear away what's on a disc. Harmonix / Rock Band already set that precedent with a lot of older DLC no longer being available for purchase due to expired licenses but the tracks remain playable (and apparently still downloadable) for users who purchased them back in the day.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
270. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 17, 2014, 21:27 panbient
 
This thread is like a car crash you can't look away from, only instead of feeling horror I only feel dumber.

Entertained, but still dumber.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
158. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 21:19 panbient
 
I'd just like to take this opportunity to say...


PENIS!!!!


Considering the amount of name calling and hysterics in this thread it seems appropriate.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Frozen Synapse Prime
2. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Frozen Synapse Prime Nov 16, 2014, 18:19 panbient
 
Zyrxil wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 14:58:
Apparently worse than the original in every single way. Even though it's supposed to be a visual upgrade/remake, it is essentially a Vita->PC port. See comments here.

It's also free for PSN+ members this month. Just be aware that there's the potential for a hard lock on certain PS3s if you patch the game before going through the initial setup after launching it for the first time.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen 8GB Requirement Won't Change "Any Time Soon"; DX10 Support Unlikely
48. Re: Star Citizen 8GB Requirement Won't Change Nov 15, 2014, 07:58 panbient
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 10:14:
Time to move on to the next feature on the 264 pages long list. Landing gear animations, than helmet HUD bad breath indicator, than the digital hair comb for the backers at 63mill

Virtual LIQUOR CABINETS!!! So you can DUI in space!

I'm not even kidding, I just saw the RSI email.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $61M
17. Re: Star Citizen Passes $61M Nov 13, 2014, 09:55 panbient
 
WaltC wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 09:19:
You can stick an antenna out of your window and pick up at least one television station that you don't have to pay to receive--strictly because of advertising.

What decade are you in?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Nov 13, 2014, 09:51 panbient
 
Well geez Ars.... maybe, just maybe video games are not the same as every other type of entertainment media out there regardless of the efforts of some to homogenize every aspect of the entertainment industry into a interactive digital product they want to market as a 'video game'.

I mean really, if you eliminate the concept of progression through a video game all you really have is a collection of digital assets.
 
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News Comments > Mount&Blade Free on GOG.com Fall Sale
9. Re: Mount&Blade Free on GOG.com Fall Sale Nov 13, 2014, 08:17 panbient
 
Anyone know if it's possible to trade / gift GOG titles now?

I already own The Witcher 2 and I'm not interested in that movie but I don't mind clicking a 'stamp' every 16 hours to hook someone up with a bunch of awesome. I know I could just download the files and pass a thumb drive around my circle of friends but I'd rather keep it on the up and up.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Randal's Monday
2. Re: Ships Ahoy - Randal's Monday Nov 12, 2014, 17:24 panbient
 
Wish it were Sunday.  
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News Comments > Sun Sets on Dawngate
13. Re: Sun Sets on Dawngate Nov 5, 2014, 06:46 panbient
 
Seventyfive wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 19:42:
Ozmodan wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 19:40:
MOBA's are on the decline. EA got in a bit late to the party.

"Riot Games earned $624 million from League of Legends last year, and that was only good enough for second place on the top-ten free-to-play earnings list. In 2014, however, it's shot to number one, and is poised to be the first to break $1 billion in microtransaction revenues." -PC Gamer

Dead eh?

Just remember there's a huge difference between earnings / revenue and actual profit.
 
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News Comments > Jagged Alliance: Flashback Released
7. Re: Jagged Alliance: Flashback Released Oct 23, 2014, 06:10 panbient
 
harlock wrote on Oct 22, 2014, 07:38:
- ima let you finish, but JA2 is one of the best games of all time!

I know it's not quite JA2 but JA-Wildfire is on sale on Steam this week for like a buck (I'm in Canada so it was $1.09).
 
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News Comments > Metallica to Close BlizzCon
26. Re: Metallica to Close BlizzCon Oct 21, 2014, 18:47 panbient
 
Prez wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 16:58:
Off topic but Death Magnetic was far and away the best thing they had put out since ...And Justice For All. Had they actually made the guitars sound less like they were played through a $75 Gorilla amp, it would have almost been on the level with their epic 3...

Did you happen to download the uncompressed version of the album from Guitar Hero? I know it seems ridiculous but it sounds substantially better than the actual disc released for commercial sale.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 20, 2014, 18:42 panbient
 
Rigs wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 13:44:
Eh, that sounds more like a bad personal experience rather than a general consensus...


=-Rigs-=

Yeah totally. I still play Rockband at least 2-3 times a month if not 2-3 times per weekend and I can still routinely find random people online if I'm patient. I'll even pick up a $20 PSN card every once in a while and pick up another dozen DLC tunes to freshen things up a bit. There are still thousands of available songs out there.

As for plastic instruments yes, they're kind of annoying but they're a lot smaller (and cheaper) than their real world counterparts. Plus if you bought the MIDI adapter and upgraded the drums or keyboard you could actually end up using real gear with a much better practice tool than a metronome. I know they tried with guitar as well, but it's a failure compared to what Rocksmith accomplished.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
2. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 20, 2014, 06:07 panbient
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 00:38:
This entire article about Goodreaders and all that bullshit... my god some people are such scum. Reminds me why I think the end of the world might be preferable.

Really? Because all I can think of is this is the best viral marketing for a book I would never care to read about normally.

Seriously, people need to stop seeking validation from the internet for creative endeavors. Do it because it means something to you, not because you're desperate for the attention of others.

I honestly feel dumber for having read that 'article'.
 
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